Skip to comments.Load Trail hiring after ICE raids, detains 160 employees (Texas, illegals making $40 an hour)
Posted on 09/03/2018 5:04:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
SUMNER, Tex. (KXII) - Days after a Lamar County trailer business was raided by immigration agents, the company said they're moving forward and hiring new people.
Load Trail welder Brandon Connell's day Tuesday started out like usual--until he heard the yelling.
"I hear a banging on the trailer I'm building. I lift up my hood and there's six ICE agents around me," Connell said.
Connell said the armed ICE agents told them to drop their tools, get into a room and show documentation.
"Kinda picking us apart based on where we were born," Connell said.
160 people were bused away to detention centers in Oklahoma and North Texas.
Many of them, Connell's closest friends.
"One of my best friends, he's been here since he was two. He was moved here by his parents. Obviously he didn't choose to come over here," he said.
The company had to pay a fine four years ago for hiring 179 people in the county illegally.
ICE claims companies like Load Trail take jobs away from U.S. citizens.
But an attorney for Load Trail says that's not true.
"Most folks detained are skilled laborers making up to $40 an hour--That's above market pay."
Attorney Gene Besen said Load Trail pays based on productivity --- not citizenship.
"Everybody that came back to work at Load Trail went through another I-9 audit done by the company," Besen said. "The folks on our line have the proper paperwork."
Connell has been working for the company for four years and had nothing bad to say about it.
"They care about their people," Connell said. "How those people got hired, I don't know. But as far as for me working up there, it's always been good."
Besen tells us they could not comment on whether Load Trail knowingly hired undocumented immigrants.
He said nobody in management had been arrested but ICE tells us it's an ongoing criminal investigation.
Before I throw yer bud a pity party, bub, please tell me why chose NOT to become a citizen the right way...
Do those things and illegal aliens will deport themselves and pay for the trip. Motivation is a powerful force.
So there is nobody in Texas who wants to make $40 an hour?
If his best friend was brought here at two Im sure he registered for DACA and has papers to work
“Attorney Gene Besen said Load Trail pays based on productivity -— not citizenship. “
Maybe they need to go to prison and pay in the communal shower?
Picking up the soap that most Americans would prefer not to do.
Kinda picking us apart based on where we were born,” Connell said.
Yes, thats the point you fricking idiot.
“Most folks detained are skilled laborers making up to $40 an hour—That’s above market pay.”
I doubt it. That’s probably what they are showing on the books, but I doubt that’s what is actually going to them.
Once they are an illegal alien there is no way to become legal without going home and applying like everybody else.
That’s why our elected want amnesty for them.
BS, it's based on not paying a share of the SS, no unemployment tax, and so on. Otherwise they'd be paying a market wage and not relying on illegal immigrants.
Agree. Many would work damn hard for even $20 an hour now. I know some who would move there to work. One lady I know works 2 jobs while her sorry husband sits on fanny, gets child support from her and has their two teenage boys. Sad.
Good point and probably happening more often than not.
Excellent list that I would like our government to implement.
They seem to think we have to catch illegal aliens breaking additional laws before they are removed.
We will not get legislation favorable to the citizens and the rule of law until we replace the Bush League Republicans who are hell bent on making the USA into North Mexico. Amnesty is the only answer to them.
If the guy’s bestie had wanted to become a citizen, he’d’ve done that. And if he had, I’d’ve said welcome aboad. But since illegal dude chose not to do that, he gets no sympathy from me.
Spider Mike’s grandchildren are applying as we speak.
Like most i(D)iots they are entitled to their opinion, not to break the law. Alpha Mike Foxtrot
49000 people total in the county. Move or subcontract the work if you cannot find enough legal workers.
“Attorney Gene Besen said Load Trail pays based on productivity -— not citizenship.”
and the attorney said this?? On record? What an idiot.
“I doubt it. Thats probably what they are showing on the books, but I doubt thats what is actually going to them.”
Same here. $40/hour to illegals? BS. I am close by to downtown L.A. and the illegals are there. i even had our mexican worker ask them one time how much they charge for just lifting boxes out of the trailer and into the stores and it’s $75 for the entire time it takes for the boxes to be carried in...
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